"we actually have a situation in Illinois where, in the hospitals, a baby born alive after a botched abortion, where the nurse is standing there holding this living baby, separate from the mother, in her arms, and there is a practice of putting the baby aside in the soiled linen bin, or wherever, to just let that child die."
Dear Lord Jesus, have mercy on us for not rising up and putting an end to this iniquity.
Forgive me my sins, O Lord.
The sins of my youth, the sins of my age;
My sins of omission, my serious sins;
The sins I remember, the sins I have hidden for so long and which are now hidden from my memory;
Forgive me all my sins, O Lord.
I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial, from my childhood to the present hour.
I know that my sins have offended your loving heart, My Savior.
Through thy bitter passion and death, free me from the power of sin and give me a new heart.
O my Jesus, forget and forgive what I have been...
...And what I remain, because I remain at my desk, relying on the excuse that I have to support my family, instead of taking to the streets and doing whatever it takes to end the abomination of infanticide.
ok, so get up and quit freeping and go protest, pass out leaflets urging troubled mothers to keep or adopt out their babies, or whatever.
on the other hand, "he who does not provide for his own, and especially for his relatives, is worse than an unbeliever." I would not have put that in the Bible if it had been up to me to write it. Too "selfish" to fit the rest of the motif. But it's in there.
The answer, for most, is "do both."